In May, our Dynamic Duo, Dyane and Vanessa along with their special guests Gail Laubenthal of Austin, TX, and Cheryl Poage of Andover, KS bring the topic of eReaders , eBooks, Kindles, Nooks, and iPads in the classroom. Our special guests have implemented these tools with their students and now they are ready to share with you the positives, challenges, and success tips for ebooks and digital reader implementation in your classroom.
To go along with the webinar, we are asking you to publish your own ebook using one of the below online tools or a tool of your choice and share with us your finished product. Show us your creativity. We are especially interested in links to your published projects along with a short description of the project itself and/or ideas of how you could implement eBooks and/or eReaders in your classroom or district.
The drawing was conducted and the prize was awarded.
Here are a few examples of eBook creators:
Click Easy: http://www.clickeasyebooks.com/
Little Bird Talew: http://littlebirdtales.com/
Book Builder: http://www.teachersfirst.com/20/getsource.cfm?id=8060
21st Century Skills Addressed in this Webinar -
Depending on how the project was directed any or all of these 21st Century Skills would be addressed
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Media and Technology Skills, Self-Direction
ISTE Standards Addressed in this Webinar:
All of the NETS T would be implemented in an exemplary 21st Century Project
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
c. promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.
2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
b. develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.
c. customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.
3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
b. collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation.